William F. Hambleton
AGE: 85 • Elkton, MD
William died peacefully on Friday, Dec 21, 2012 in Elkton, Md. at the age of 85. In his own words, he departed this earth longing for very little which he had not experienced.
His wife and only true love, the late Helen Louise Anderson, along with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the center of his life. He is survived by a daughter Gail Jeral and husband Gary of Elkton Md; son Mark Hambleton and wife Lisa of Hillsborough NC; grandchildren, Shannon Noon and husband Michael of Oaklyn NJ, Jessica Magee of Phila. Pa., Shawn Jeral of New Orleans La, Rebecca and Jennifer Hambleton of Boone, NC and Christopher Hambleton, of Hillsborough NC; and great grandchildren, Ella and Lila Noon.
He served proudly in the U.S. Air Force 1944-1947; graduated Temple University, BA in Business Administration, and was a Real Estate and Insurance Broker, Rotarian, and community leader in Gloucester City, NJ from 1950-2003, when he retired to Cecil Co., Md. He also maintained residences in Avalon, NJ and Plymouth, VT for many years where he and his beloved wife Helen enjoyed hosting friends and family. An avid skier until age 70 he skied over 75 mountains in the US, Canada and Europe and along with Helen, enjoyed travel to North America, England, Spain, Morocco, Greece and Egypt. William had a certain disdain for formal funeral services or ostentatious displays, and his wishes were that his passing be recognized in a simple manner, with family and friends gathering privately for fellowship and to share a meal and celebrate life, rather than mourn his departure.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Gloucester City Little League, P.O. Box 183, Gloucester City, N.J. 08030.